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Seattle-area Area 451 Cruise Control Install Party

I'm trying to gauge interest in an Area 451 Cruise Control install party put on by SmartieParts in the Seattle area. He will be doing one in Boise towards the end of March. If we give him enough time, he can do the install before or after the Boise party (his flight goes through Seatac).

The cost depends on the number of participants and the travel costs involved. Using a ROUGH estimate, SmartieParts ESTIMATES:

For a separate install party (not before or after the Boise install party):
For 5 participants, the per-unit cost, including installation, would be $560.
For 10, it would be $470.
For 20, it would be $425.

If he can piggyback the trip with the Boise trip:
For 5, it would be $510.
For 10, it would be $440.
For 20, it would be $405+ (probably a little more since he'll have to stay 2 nights in a hotel)

I was thinking of installing the Area 451 unit myself but at the prices above, I'll let an expert do it. That's 1 install. My boss at work is another install.

Anybody else interested?
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I'm not interested in an install since I've done 4 of them myself and both of ours have the Area 451 CC, but I'd sure like to meet the man. Great product. Great customer service.

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Make sure you leave Steven enough time to get to Ohio by April 2nd.
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...And to get to the Dells in June
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Hi Matt -- sign me up for an install -- looking for any other hints to squeeze out the gas mileage too!

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Hi Matt -- sign me up for an install -- looking for any other hints to squeeze out the gas mileage too!
Susan,

You are the first person to express any interest in a Seattle area install party so I highly doubt it's going to happen. I hear that the Smart Center at Southcenter Mall will install a cruise control for $800.

As for squeezing out gas mileage, the best thing for me was getting the UltraGauge. It constantly tells you your instantaneous and average MPG. I think I've gained a couple MPG just from that.

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I can't believe there isn't enough interest for this in Seattle.

That being said, smartieparts is in BC, an easy 1 day round trip drive for us in the Puget Sound area.

I could offer my non-professional, non-guaranteed services for an install but you should at least look into what Steven could do for you. (I bet it's a whole lot less than $800)

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I can't believe there isn't enough interest for this in Seattle.
I agree. I would think that Seattle would be one of the top five U.S. markets for Smart cars (and thus aftermarket accessories). Seasmart has 62 members but not a single person seemed interested.
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FYI, we got 4 smart owners wanting the Area 451 Cruise Control install in Boise for the end of March by Steven.

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FYI, we got 4 smart owners wanting the Area 451 Cruise Control install in Boise for the end of March by Steven.

Tom
If it weren't a 10 hour trip to Boise then I'd consider driving there and being number 5.
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